# What is 9/12 - 1/3? getcalc.com's two fractions subtraction calculator is an online basic math function tool to find what's the equivalent fraction for difference between two fractional numbers with different, unequal or unlike denominators 9/12 and 1/3.

9/12 - 1/3 = 15/36 as simplified as 5/12 in fraction form

9/12 - 1/3 = 0.4167 in decimal form
This calculator, formula, step by step calculation and associated information to find the difference between 9/12 and 1/3 may help students, teachers, parents or professionals to learn, teach, practice or verify such two fractions subtraction calculations efficiently.

## How to Find Equivalent Fraction for 9/12-1/3?

The below workout with step by step calculation shows how to find what is the difference between two fractions by subtracting a fraction 1/3 from 9/12. For different, unequal or unlike denominators, use any one of the following methods to find the equivalent fraction for 9/12 minus 1/3.
1. LCM method
2. Cross multiplication method.

Problem and Workout - LCM Method
What is 9/12 minus 1/3 as a fraction by subtraction using LCM method?

step 1 Address formula, input parameters and values.
Input parameters and values:
9/12 & 1/3
9/12-1/3 = ?

step 2 For unequal denominators, find the LCM (least common multiple) for both denominators
The LCM for 12 and 3 is 12.

step 3 To have the common denominator, multiply the LCM with both numerator and denominator
=(9 x 12)/(12 x 12)-(1 x 12)/(3 x 12)
=9/12-4/12
=(9 - 4)/12

step 4 Find difference between numerators and rewrite it in a single form.
=5/12
9/12-1/3=5/12

By using LCM method, 5/12 is the equivalent fraction by subtracting 1/3 from 9/12.

Problem and Workout - Cross Multiplication Method
step 1 Address formula and input values.
Input values:
9/12 & 1/3
9/12 - 1/3 = ?

step 2 Cross multiply both numerator and denominator, multiply both denominators and rewrite as below
= (9 x 3) - (1 x 12)/(12 x 3)

step 3 Simplify and rewrite the fraction
= (27 - 12)/36
= 15/36
= 5/12
9/12-1/3 = 5/12
By using cross multiplication method, 5/12 is the difference between two fractions 9/12 and 1/3. 